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« on: February 11, 2007 02:05:23 PM »

http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/48520614/

plaster hand made to hold rings while washing dishes... painted with acrylics
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007 02:06:49 PM »

Such a cute idea and well executed.  Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007 02:09:28 PM »

how cool!
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2007 07:57:49 AM »

While search the net I found a site that sells plaster much cheaper than art stores for you plaster crafters. Grin

http://orthotape.com/caraflex_plaster_of_paris_bandages_casting.asp
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padawan
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2007 09:22:57 PM »

I made this at school so i got the plaster extremely discounted, use dental geltrate for the mold, actually have no idea what the normal price of plaster is in craft shops
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2007 10:38:31 AM »

i really like your artist's statement on dev. art. it's amazing how when you know the artist's intention and potential audience, the piece really changes.
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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2007 05:12:43 PM »

nice job.... i am thinking about make a set for my dds as to have one sitting on their vanity to hold rings & another one to attach to a wall so they can hange bracelts from..nice job on yours... i like how you painted it to blend in with the other stuff in the kitchen... remeber don't forget to seal it even on the bottom to keep from absorbing water...
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2007 08:42:04 PM »

ya, still needs sealing, thanks for the reminder, gunna do that when i attatch the base
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2007 09:43:01 AM »

I have been looking for something like this!

A girl I work with has a wooden 'hand' on her desk to hold rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.  I don't know how easy it would be to make one out of wood, but it beats having them jumbled up in a jewelry box.
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2007 06:01:19 AM »

If you don't have dental geltrate, I wonder if you could use wax and plaster of paris? 

I remember once doing a thing at a fair, where you dip your hands several times over in colored paraffin, and wind up with a rainbow colored wax hand.  Well, if you did that with plain paraffin, enough times that you could slip your hand out and the resulting wax form was thick enough to hold it's shape, you could pour plaster of paris into the mold and then remove the wax. 

It could work.
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